Just put my 6 yr old to bed and we always have a chat about the day. She tells me that she knows about another thing that happens to our bodies when we die in addition to buriel and cremation.
She tells me that they can do something really nasty to the body but its ok because they're dead so don't know about it. And they take a fluffy thing thats inside out and it floats up into the sky. I knew immediately she meant the soul. Apparently her teacher told her this. And this is after I had a meeting with the head a few months ago where he assured me that they don't teach these things in class.
Anyway we had the conversation that this is just something that some people believe and its not neccessarily true because no one can prove it. Its just a belief like believing in fairies and Harry Potter. I explained she shouldn't just take things like that as truth without being able to prove it to herself. Something along those lines anyway.
And instead of doing her usual of ''well the teacher said it so its true'' she said ''I love you mummy because you help me work things out''
I did feel a bit guilty then so I emphasised that we don't know if its true or not. Its something she can try to find out when she is older and work it out for herself.
I'm just mad that her teacher is saying these things. I'm not going to say anything though as she only has one more week with her before going up to a new class.
What is the teacher thinking. I do think teachers should be monitored more.